Denise Goldberg's blog

Monday, September 29, 2014

sipping nectar

I followed this beautiful butterfly around the garden until it settled for a moment, sipping nectar from some tiny purple flowers.

butterfly, enjoying nectar

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Most of the trees are still wearing green, sometimes tinged with a little brown. Scattered through the green are a few trees showing bright fall colors.

maple in red

a squash and a pumpkin

What do you see? When I walked by this autumn display the first thing that came to mind was a (green spotted) goose with its neck curled around a bit of orange.

I know, it's a squash and a pumpkin... but I think I'd rather see a goose!

what do you see? A squash and a pumpkin, or a green goose?

Friday, September 26, 2014

autumn allium

I'm fascinated by the changes in plants as they move from flower to their end-of-season garb.

From summer...

to autumn...

an allium gone to seed

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


It's officially autumn and I think it must be time to visit Acadia again. I've just started bugging Denise to put a (quick) trip on the calendar.

While I'm waiting I've been wandering through the photos from our Acadia visits in May and June. I'm pretty sure we will be visiting after the leaves have turned from green to bright colors to brown. We'll probably see bare branches on our next trip; it seems that the autumn colors are popping out earlier than usual this year.

--- Rover

high on Cadillac Mountain in late day light
late day light on Cadillac Mountain, June 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014


A quiet pond strewn with bits of green growth in the still waters and with reflections of the surrounding trees provides a peaceful spot to sit and ponder.



I love the pop of color in this late season flower.

a pop! of colors

Saturday, September 20, 2014

in the garden

This weekend is a Bedrock Gardens open house weekend. My last visit there was the first open house of the season in May. That's quite a while ago; today felt like a good day for a return visit.

There were still flowers in bloom, many nearing the end of their growing season but still decorating the landscape with bright color. Beyond the flowers, it's always fun to wander through the sculptures that dot the property. It's a place of calm, a place of simple beauty.

a bit of end-of-life droopiness in a still beautiful and bright flower

More photos from today's wander can be seen in the gallery Bedrock Gardens - 2014 starting with this photo and ending here.

Friday, September 19, 2014


Some flowers are still wearing bright colors, other wear petals that have dried to brown.

some flowers dried, some still wearing color